The tide is rising for one Savannah brewery as it continues to make waves.
On any given weekend, you can hear the sounds of laughter and camaraderie coming from DeSoto Ave.
The cozy side lane off West 41st Street hosts college students, tourists, families, and beer aficionados — enjoying a taste of nearby Two Tides Brewing, Co.
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Upstairs in the brewery’s historic home, sits the tasting room, pumping out indie rock music and good times for those who gather to sip the unique offerings.
The experience is the brainchild of husband and wife duo, James and Liz Massey, who once inhabited the Starland neighborhood as college students.
Liz, a marketing major, and James, a CPA and avid disciple of home beer brewing, combined their passions, leading to the creation of Two Tides Brewing, Co.
On Saturday, May 15, Two Tides will host a three-year anniversary celebration from noon to 7 p.m., with food trucks, live music, anniversary swag, and the debut of a few new brews.
Looking back over the past three years, the owners say it’s been a whirlwind of activity since they hit the ground running in 2018.
“It has grown in a crazy way we never expected,” Liz Massey shared.
“We’ve gone from 4 staff members (2 of those myself and James), to a team of 16 people. We’ve expanded our brewing system and taken over our entire building.”
What began as a dream business to showcase their shared passions, Two Tides has quickly turned into a serious brewery.
Their offerings can be found throughout the Lowcountry – bringing together intriguing and fruity flavors, with local coastal inspirations.
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The brewery’s “Chromatose” sour, delivers a tart punch of blackberry and lactose, while Two Tide’s regular favorite “Sixfoot” IPA, brewed with citra, mosaic, and El Dorado hops, creates a delicious experience.
The Masseys say experimentation is the name of the game, as they constantly hunt for new and interesting ingredients to try in their brews.
“My favorite sour we’ve released recently was a blackberry tangerine dreamsicle sour,” Massey said. “We also recently released an IPA with Phantasm, a product made from white grape skins that was pretty killer.”
Two Tides staff say they are excited to celebrate their third year in business, one made sweeter after a challenging 12 months for the foodservice and beverage industry.
As the city returns to a closer resemblance of pre-pandemic normal, the revelry at Two Tides is ramping up to meet demand too.
“We’re brewing every day to get beer out as quickly as…